Ben Hammersley


Are you looking to hire a social trends technology guru for your conference or event? Book Ben Hammersley, author, TV presenter, keynote speaker, and international star in the field of technology. One of the world’s leading Futurists, Ben Hammersley is the founder and principal of Hammersley Futures, an international strategic forecasting consultancy.

British speaker Ben Hammersley has an interesting and charming personality, leading him to star on TV many times, spending time on documentaries and on the radio. You might have heard him on BBC Radio, or seen him on one of the many interesting technology documentaries that the BBC have created.

His main work has included guiding corporations and governmental agencies to think clearly about the future, specialising in how society reacts to technological innovation: including the future of crime and conflict, the changing nature of the workplace and the market, and the new cognitive tools needed to flourish in the coming decades.

Previously Ben was executive editor of WIRED, the writer and presenter of the BBC’s “Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley” (now on Netflix or Amazon Prime internationally), a war correspondent in Afghanistan, an advisor to the European Commission, a pilot and wilderness media in the USA, the author of 5 books, and the inventor of the word “Podcast”.

Known as one of the best technology journalists in the UK, he spends an incredible amount of time touring the world as a keynote speaker, making him a dependable addition to your event. Ben’s keynote speeches are engaging and hard to ignore, covering the issues of the business he takes you on a journey through the innovation of technology, helping others to save money. His books, including the Hacking series (HackingGmail, Hacking Moveable Type) and Now and Then, cover the future of digital technology, communication and business.

Extending his work as a technology speaker into the academic world Ben Hammersley is a resident fellow at the Robert Schuman School for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Innovator-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Outside his work as a business speaker Ben Hammersley is known as a writer and journalist; working for several years as the digital correspondent for The Times. Hammersley is also Editor at Large for the UK edition of Wired Magazine.

To book Ben Hammersley as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ben is known to cover the following topics:

  • Skill For Future Leaders
  • Digital Innovation
  • Social & Cultural Trends
  • The Shape of the Post-Digital World
  • Cognitive Risk & the Nature of Threat
  • Technology In Business
  • Cutting Costs With Technology
  • Journalism
  • Business Development

“I don’t want it to go unrecognised how much we appreciated his time yesterday and how impactful his message was to our Senior leaders both professionally and personally. It’s ignited a flurry of conversations this morning. Ben managed to deliver a powerful message and we hope this is the start of something special.”

“Ben was fantastic. He gave a great keynote that was funny thought provoking and extremely engaging.” – Pfizer Ltd

“Ben is a star!” – Internet Dagarna 2018

“Ben was fantastic, and excellent to work with. His subject-matter knowledge was brilliant and the client really took a shine to him.” – ICANN

“Ben was a great personality to work with and an excellent speaker. His speech gave a lot of new insights and refreshing opinions. He was our highest ranked speaker of the day.”  – Robeco

Thank you so much for speaking at Pluralsight LIVE Europe yesterday. You were stellar and we are so grateful. You are seriously the easiest speaker I’ve ever worked with. Our customers and attendees left inspired and a little challenged by your talk. Oh and they laughed!”PLURALSIGHT